About Years 7&8

Year 7 & 8 Curriculum

Junior Phase Team

Our curriculum is designed to engage our younger students and to engender in them a love of learning.  By encouraging a love for learning we hope that Island School students become more responsible, creative, analytical, engaged and happy. The students experience a wide range of subjects, so that they can begin to find new strengths and develop existing interests.  This breadth is maintained until the end of Year 9, and informs their GCSE subject choices.

A typical Year 7 & 8 timetable

 

 

 

Year 7 units and assessments 
Year 8 units and assessments

 

‘Island Learning’ unique to Island School, encourages students to make connections between their subjects and the real world. The Island Learning units are at the heart of our curriculum. The Year 8 Island Learning ‘Monsters and Moons’ unit bought together Drama and Languages. Over an eight week period students learnt, scripted and performed plays based on folklores from their countries of study. (Island Learning has been accredited by the IB organisation as part of their MY programme). IB World Schools share a common philosophy – a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education – that we believe is important for our students.

Take a look at the video below to find out more about the ‘Monsters and Moons’ unit.

The MYP is a challenging and balanced framework that enables students to learn through inquiry. It enables them to make links between rigourous subject knowledge and the world around them. As well as subject-specific skills, there is an emphasis on the development of learning-skills which span the curriculum:

  • Thinking
  • Communication
  • Social Skills
  • Self-management
  • Research

The IB website

Andrea Walsh
Middle Year
Programme
Coordinator

Beth Hall
Vice Principal
Laura Hjelmeland
Year 7 Leader
Angela Worthington 
Year 8 Leader